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I lost my toolbar in USBProgrammer

USBProgrammer is a legacy utility we provide to read and write serial numbers and calibration coefficients from the EEPROM slots of certain spectrometers.  It also supports field-updates to FX2, FPGA, PSOC and Blackfin firmware for OEM customers.

Users can double-click the main toolbar in USBProgrammer to de-dock and “float” it as a separate tool palette.  You can then double-click the palette to re-dock it in the main window.  Unfortunately, if you inadvertently or querulously click the “[x] Close” box to dismiss the toolbar, there is no obvious way to get it back.  Even rebooting or uninstalling / reinstalling the application don’t seem to help!

Here is a quick procedure to reset USBProgrammer to initial settings, including the toolbar position:

  1. Start Menu → Run → type “regedit”
  2. Edit → Find → type “AppWizard”
  3. In the tree hierarchy on the left, expand the AppWizard node to reveal a USBProgrammer entry
  4. Right-click on USBProgrammer and select “Delete”
  5. Quit RegEdit
  6. Re-launch USBProgrammer



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